Larry Mantle speaks with world-renowned psychologist Shelley Taylor about her research confirming that tending and nurturing are biological instincts hardwired into our genes and hormones, as important to human evolution as is searching for food or sleeping. Her new book is The Tending Instinct (Time Books).
Larry Mantle and critics Charles Solomon, animation critic of amazon.com, F.X. Feeney of the L.A. Weekly, and Peter Rainer of New York Magazine discuss this week's new film releases, including Insomnia, Enough, The Importance of Being Earnest, Home Movie, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, CQ, The Komediant, Late Marriage, Master of the Flying Guillotine, and Thirteen Conversations About One Thing. Henry Sheehan of Fresh Air joins us from France to talk about the Cannes Film Festival.
What comes next for President Obama's immigration plan; analysts debate the utility of the #NoBillNoBreak sit-in; Plus, it seems for every major gun violence tragedy, a new gun control group is formed, making that side's fight against a seemingly monolithic-NRA all the more challenging - we'll hear from several gun control groups about why they resist consolidating.
L.A. City Attorney Mike Feuer is going after four landlords for illegally renting their apartment units as short-term rentals - a look at both sides. Then Paso Robles' Justin Winery is in trouble after cutting down hundreds of old oak trees on its property to make room for more vineyards - can they rehab their rep? Plus, 60 percent of kids between the ages of 3 and 8 have had imaginary friends - two psychologists explain the latest research behind the phenomenon
Reviews of the week's new movies, interviews with filmmakers, and discussion.
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